intro’d to Juliana via one of her films on the thought maybe site:
the real mobile phone war – 2001
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watching several more from her site:
somolia after 9/11
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haiti – hope among the rubble – 2010
the haitians not wanting help from outsiders/govt…
12 min – fears that outside forces are taking haiti over again
people and power:
People & Power is a current affairs programme on Al Jazeera English which broadcasts once a week, ..
Each half-hour programme features one investigative documentaries on an issue related to power from around the world. The programme occasionally has one hour specials.
People & Power was launched on November 15, 2006 when Al Jazeera English launched.
Juliana Ruhfus was the programme’s main reporter and occasional presenter. Her film on the ex-combatants in Liberia launched the programme the day Al Jazeera went on air.
al jazeera’s gamification of current affiars – sept 2014:
New tool has gamers learning how to conduct an investigation report on environmental crimes
On the eve of World Maritime Day, on 25 September 2014, Al Jazeera is launching a ground-breaking interactive web game that allows the gamer to learn how to expose the multi-million dollar illegal fishing trade affecting West Africa’s poorest people.
In the interactive investigation tool developed by Italy’s Altera Studio team, gamers can become an Al Jazeera journalist, gathering evidence and notes, and building a case to report on the environmental crime of illegal fishing in Sierra Leone, a crime stealing a precious protein source for millions.
The topic chosen is based on a report by journalist Juliana Ruhfus “Pirate Fishing”, for the Al Jazeera series People & Power, nominated for the Royal Television Society Awards.
“We’re basically gamifying current affairs,” says People & Power Correspondent Juliana Ruhfus. “Investigative journalism can be seen as quite high-brow, whereas ‘gamification’ can open it up to a new generation of digital-savvy journalists. It’s important for us to push the boundaries and explore new ways to reach audiences.”